VHF’s Evening Lectures offer illustrated talks that look at the history of Vancouver, covering the events, movements and people that shaped our city. The talks are co-hosted by Vancouver Heritage Foundation and the Hycroft Heritage Preservation Foundation.
Granville Street: 1886 to Today – Commerce, Entertainment and Historic Buildings
Tuesday, October 30th – 7:30pm to 9pm
University Women’s Club at Hycroft, 1489 McRae Ave
$15/$9 (with a valid Student ID)
Granville Street continues to evolve since it was first created as the centrepiece for the CPR town site in 1886. Later known as Theatre Row, it is still part of Vancouver’s Entertainment District today. Along Granville Street there is a significant number of early 20th-century heritage buildings that now house shopping, offices, music venues and bars. Aaron Chapman, author of several books on Vancouver history, and Michael Gordon, Vancouver’s Senior Planner for downtown Vancouver will share images and stories about Granville Street including highlights from venerable venues, the Orpheum, the Commodore and the Vogue Theatre. Come explore how the street has changed, hear about its evolution of over 100 years of nightspots and learn the speakers’ thoughts on how this popular corridor may change in the future.